Tuesday, July 9, 2002
One of the only electronic industries that's growing right now
Posted By Allen at 10:37 PM
Wired News has a small blurb titled "Promising Chapter in E-Book Story", with some very impressive numbers. According to the article traffic to eBookWeb.org has grown to more than 500,000 pageviews a month, McGraw-Hill's e-book sales are up 55 percent over this time last year, and Palm Digital Media (My Favorite E-Book Seller), sold 180,000 titles in 2001. The article goes on to state that PerfectBound sold more e-books in the first five months of 2002 than in all of 2001. I've been doing most of my pleasure reading on a Palm for the last year or so, and I have to say that the experience is quite good. I have found that I read much more than I did before, and I am also able to get through books that I just had to put down before. A good example is a Sci-Fi book that I bought in paper last year. I couldn't finish it, but it recently came out for the palm ebook reader, and I was able to finish it in just a couple of days. I think the big difference with ebooks, is that you have them with you all the time. I carry a library of almost 100 titles in my pocket, and that means that I always have something to read. Now, those times when you have a few extra minutes can be put to good use.